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Natanya H. Allan


Natanya lives in Chevy Chase with her family and enjoys travel, skiing, sailing, the arts, and, of course, navigating the tax code.


Natanya has dedicated her entire career to estate planning and charitable matters.  She represents a wide range of clients, including business owners, corporate executives, private equity partners, professional athletes, public figures, art collectors, and individuals with inherited wealth.

She also advises private foundations, supporting organizations, and public charities with respect to increasingly complex tax and governance rules. Natanya is regularly recognized by local media and national publications as a leading trusts and estates lawyer.

Appreciated both for her technical precision and her ability to explain complex concepts in a straightforward way, Natanya approaches every engagement with empathy, honesty, and pragmatism.  She prepares legal documents that achieve her clients’ goals in a secure, private, and tax-efficient manner and, equally importantly, she provides peace of mind by ensuring that clients have a full understanding of the plans they have put in place.

Before joining IPB, Natanya was a name partner at Cochran Allan in Tysons Corner, a boutique trusts and estates law firm, and for ten years served as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law Center, where she taught estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax courses in the Tax LLM Program.  Prior to her tenure at Cochran Allan, Natanya was an associate, and then a partner, with an AmLaw 100 firm in Washington, DC, Associate General Counsel for The Pew Charitable Trusts, and an associate with another AmLaw 100 firm in New York.


Fordham Law School, J.D., 2001

Princeton University, A.B., 1995

Bar & Court Admissions

District of Columbia


New York




Honors & Awards

Washingtonian Magazine, Washington, DC’s Best Lawyers: Trusts and Estates, 2015 – present

Washingtonian Magazine, Washington, DC’s Best Financial Advisers: Estate Attorneys, 2014 – present

Washingtonian Magazine, Top Wealth Adviser Hall of Fame, 2023

U.S. News & World Report's Best Lawyers in America, 2018 present

Northern Virginia Magazine, Best Lawyers, 2016 present

Northern Virginia Magazine, Best Financial Advisors, 2016 present

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